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Happy Tails

Reggie’s Story

Reggie's Story

Update 5-25-2015: Reggie and his family are Rescue Warriors and just taking a look at Reggie The Deaf Pit Bull FB page you will see they spend much of their time advocating and rescuing dogs in their area. If you get a chance go over and take a look. Happy Tail: Reggie was found wandering, abandoned and starving, in NE Kansas. He was taken to a no-kill shelter, but he was very scared and screeched and barked a lot, they couldn’t figure out how to calm him – he was scheduled to be euthanized. A 16-year old volunteer for the rescue organization Game Dog Guardian convinced her mom to foster him and he was pulled from the shelter just a few days before he was to be put down. One day, I was browsing Game Dog’s site, not really for any particular reason, and saw a photo of a sweet […]

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Laila’s Happy Tail

Laila's Happy Tail

Laila is the best dog we ever had! She is the most amazing pup! We still call her puppy even though she is going on 4 years old. When we purchased her from the breeder we had no idea the issues she had. Apparently, she had been fed raw ground beef in the attempts to fatten her up which resulted in her being very sick once we got her home.   She was 6 lbs when we brought her home and it took about a week before we were certain that she could not hear. At that point, we loved her to “deaf” and it didn’t matter what was wrong with her. Although she can’t hear she certainly has a set of skills that allows her to adapt to her environment. She doesn’t know she can’t hear. In fact, she doesn’t know that she’s not 6 lbs anymore. We have trained […]

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Tink Has A Happy Beginning

Tink Has A Happy Beginning

I first heard about Tink, I knew was she was a 5 yr old, white pit mix. I had to make a quick decision as she was going to be PTS that day. When I got to the shelter, I found out she was not 5, she was 1 and deaf. There really was no turning back, as I had already committed to saving her life. So…I ended up with a deaf puppy and had no idea what to do or if I even wanted to do it anymore.   The first week was not easy, she obsessed over shadows and would bark at them for hours. Sometimes, she would stare at a spot and just bark. I posted her picture on BadRap’s website (a local, high profile pit bull rescue in the bay area). She started attending obedience class and from the beginning she did well. I learned how to […]

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Junior Earns his CGC

Junior Earns his CGC

I ran Junior’s Happy Tail Story over a year ago but since it is one of our all time favorite stories, I love to share it with our new deaf dog owners so they can see even little kids can train a deaf puppy like Junior. My dream some day is to be able to witness teachers all over our great country help spread awareness like Debbie Pack has with training Junior and exposing her students to have compassion. The story you are about to read is about a wonderful school who works with animals in the classroom to teach young children about responsibility, acceptance, and community service. The school started using Junior a deaf English Bulldog puppy to teach the kids about special needs in animals to bring awareness and reach their teaching goal that everyone and everything is special in their own way. By having a special needs […]

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Bianca’s Happy Tail

Bianca's Happy Tail

Bianca was listed on our Deaf Dogs Rock Adoptable Deaf Dog section and she was adopted. I  received an email from her foster mom Suzzy and she wrote that Bianca was adopted.  Since the email was such a detailed  and happy update, I thought I would make it into Bianca’s Happy Tail. I just love getting emails daily letting me know the adoptable deaf dogs listed on our website for less then a month have found a happy forever home. Deaf dogs totally rock! Enjoy Bianca’s Happy Tail! Christina Lee – Deaf Dogs Rock     Bianca the beautiful white deaf boxer girl from Round Rock Texas has found a Wonderful Forever home! Bianca’s new Mom Caroline was able to come to Texas from Louisiana and meet Bianca’s family and let Bianca get to know her. Bianca made a safe trip back to her new home in Louisiana and now […]

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Bunny’s Happy Tail

Bunny's Happy Tail

My name is Shelley Ackerman and this is the Happy Tail about my deaf dog Bunny. I lost my hearing suddenly in the Spring of 2008, and lost my job and life as I knew it at the same time. While battling to keep my head above water financially, going through surgery and adapting to my new life – I fell into a deep depression. With the love of my family and friends, I came to terms with my new life and new way of hearing with a cochlear implant, but was alone most of the day, being unable to work full time again. In the fall of 2009, while accompanying a friend who was interested in adopting a dog to our local shelter (Humane Society of Ocean City NJ), one dog inparticular stood out. The other dogs were literally jumping off the walls and barking, while Bunny laid on […]

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Trixie Changed My Life For The Better

Trixie Changed My Life For The Better

My wonderful adventure into the world of deaf doggies started in early December two years ago. My finace and I have always wanted a white bitch Staffordshire Bull Terrier to partner with our four year old brindle male Staff. So when he was contacted by an acquaintance on Facebook wondering if he would be interested in one of her dog’s litter, of which there were two white bitches, we really thought that fate had stepped in. I asked him if we could get one of the puppies and count her as our Christmas present to each other, within two days, Trixie was brought to our home.     The above photos were submitted by Rachael for Deaf Dogs Rock Happy Tails: The first photo is Trixie’s first day at her new home with Rachael (look how small she was). The second photo is Trixie and Blade before they found out […]

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Bianca’s Happy Tail

Bianca's Happy Tail

I got my 1st Italian Greyhound about 7 years ago. She was 3 months old and I named her Sophie. She has always been the most obedient, quiet little dog I’ve even owned. When she was about 2 years old I thought how nice it would be to get another one for her to play with, even though she was content to sit on her bed in the sunbeam with her paws crossed. I saw a white Italian Greyhound who was born to 2 gorgeous show dogs. Out of that litter there were 2 white females; one could hear and one couldn’t. The breeder was looking for a special home for the deaf pup. I emailed the breeder and told her I already knew sign language. I was a member of A.L.D.A. The Association of Late Deafened Adults. I was hearing but belonged to this group to brush up on my signing skills. I believed I had […]

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Lucky’s Happy Tail

Lucky's Happy Tail

It isn’t often we get a Happy Tail from Pretoria South Africa (actually we have never gotten a Happy Tail from South Africa) so it gives me great pleasure to feature Lucky’s Happy Tail written by Louis Kloke. Thanks Louis for sharing Lucky’s Happy Tail with us here at Deaf Dogs Rock. ~ Christina Lee – DDR Lucky’s Happy Tail – by Louis Kloke from Pretoria South Africa My name is now Lucky previous known as Zeppelin, don’t let the name LUCKY fool you because that wasn’t always the case, I want to tell you a little bit about me. I was dumped in the middle of nowhere on the side of the road between Hermanus and Gordon’s Bay in the Western Cape – South Africa Helene Strydom from R A D the rescue goddess was on her way back from dropping Stan when I jumped out of the bushes […]

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Quest’s Happy Tail

Quest's Happy Tail

Update on Quest 3-26-2015: I reached out to Misty to get an update on how Quest has been doing lately. Here is her response. From Misty Clayton: Hope all is well with you…   Here are some other photos of Quest that I have… since we have had Quest come into our family we have learned so much about him… we already knew he had awesome “truck legs” & loved going for car rides, but we also found out he has awesome wagon legs as well… lol… he rides in our wagon pulled by our Percheron team like a champ as if he has done it all his life… no fear or aggression towards the horses or live stock, just a natural curiosity but respectful when around them… very proud of him…  so glad that I found him online & was able to bring him into our family… My name […]

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